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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Meredith Gunter

Among U.S. hourly workers, who comprise 56 percent of the workforce, almost a third earn less than the $10.10 rate President Obama proposed as the federal minimum wage in his 2014 State of the Union address.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | H. Brevy Cannon

The project “is breaking new ground in encouraging theologians and religion scholars to attend more intentionally to the everyday experiences of ordinary Christians,” an endowment official said.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Christine Phelan Kueter

A pilot program at the U.Va. Medical Center keeps parents in touch with their babies, and their babies’ caregivers, when they can’t be at the bedside.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Lauren Gilbert

Students in the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership’s High School Leaders Program have been grappling with problems facing today’s policymakers. Hear what they offer as possible solutions to these problems on Friday.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Erik Duda , | Rob Seal

She majored in studio art and minored in computer science at U.Va. Her first job was with U.Va.'s Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, helping to digitally recreate ancient Rome. But her passion? Rock 'n' roll.

Monday, July 21, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley , | Mitchell Powers

About 700 first-year students learned about getting around Grounds and signing up for classes during one of eight orientation sessions offered before the start of the semester.

Friday, July 18, 2014 | Kyle Kondik

The Center for Politics will update its interactive maps weekly, showing which way its analysts believe races for the House, Senate and governorships are leaning and explaining the logic behind changes in ratings.

Friday, July 18, 2014 | John Kelly

The popular Tony Award-winning farce “One Man, Two Guvnors” concludes the 40th-anniversary season of the Heritage Theatre Festival in a comedic uproar with plot twists, mistaken identities and mayhem. The show runs July 24 through Aug. 2.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A study by U.Va. researcher Ben Castleman examining the impact intensive advising has on college graduation rates of low-income, first-generation students is one of three winners of a national competition.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The traditional way to teach engineering – lectures, homework sets and tests – often leaves little room for students to do actual hands-on engineering. Several professors in U.Va.’s Engineering School are now using the latest innovative methods.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 | Lauren Jones

Free health screenings and other information are planned for the annual Charlottesville Community Health Fair, to be held July 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Booker T. Washington Park on Preston Avenue.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 | Matt Kelly

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing unites industry and academic resources to improve products and manufacturing systems. Results are applied directly to the factory floor, turning ideas into profit quickly and affordably.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | Eric Williamson

What can Marlon Brando and John Steinbeck teach future lawyers about how they go about their work? Informal, one-credit seminars use books, films and simulations to explore the concepts of legal ethics and morality.

Monday, July 14, 2014 | Lauren Jones

Students in Lisa Woolfork’s “Game of Thrones” summer course are using their literary analysis skills to examine the way the novels are transformed into the HBO series.

Monday, July 14, 2014 | Mitchell Powers

As the Rotunda temporarily closes for restoration, some pieces of U.Va. history are relocating.

Friday, July 11, 2014 | Mary Summers Whittle

The McIntire Business Institute, which has taught business concepts to non-business majors and the general public for more than three decades, is now being offered online, too.

Friday, July 11, 2014 | John Kelly

The play beat out “Wicked” in the Tony Awards, but don’t let the puppets fool you: The production is recommended for mature audiences only due to adult language and subject matter.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Most criminals don’t announce their nefarious plots on Twitter, but nonetheless, a careful analysis of posts to the social media site may point toward geographic areas where certain types of crimes may be more likely, according to a U.Va. systems engineer.

Friday, July 11, 2014

A federal grant will enable the Center for Telehealth to more easily connect U.Va. doctors with frail, seriously ill patients in nine additional rehabilitation centers and nursing homes in Central Virginia.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 | Robert Hull

Since nature often serves as an artist’s muse, each summer, U.Va.’s Mountain Lake Biological Station hosts an artist-in-residence. This year’s guest is Stephen Vitiello, a nationally renowned sound artist.


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